Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term

By Elia Gran, Indypendent.org -

Colau narrowly lost the popular vote (21.3% to 20.7%) on May 26 to Ernest Maragall of the Republican Left party, which calls for Catalonia — Spain’s largest and wealthiest province and home to [...]

Can Barcelona Rekindle Its Radical Imagination?

By Carlos Delclós, Roar Magazine. -

The night of 26 May 2019 was a bad one for Spain’s so-called Fearless Cities. Four years after winning local elections, the left-wing municipal platforms that governed Madrid, Barcelona, [...]

Independence Trial Protest Organizers Celebrate A “Historic” March In Madrid

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

Organizers of the protest against the Catalan trial have celebrated a “historic” march in Madrid in a “context of political repression”. For the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) president Elisenda [...]

Spanish Elections Offer Another Lesson For The Left

By Conn Hallinan, Fpif.org -

In what seems a replay of recent German and Italian elections, an openly authoritarian and racist party made major electoral gains in Spain’s most populous province, Andalusia, helping to [...]

Thousands Of Retired Workers In Spain Demand ‘Decent Pensions’

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Thousands of retired people and supporters took over the streets in several cities in Spain on Saturday to demand “decent” pensions of at least 1,080 Euros a month, and yearly updates according, [...]

The Mayors And The Movements

By Eoghan Gilmartin, Jacobin -

In 2015, a wave of social movements lifted left-wing mayors to power in Spain. Their experience in office shows the importance of linking institutional power to bottom-up mobilization.

Colorful Clash Of Protestors And Police In Barcelona

By Staff, Roarmag.org -

Protestors opposing a march by police association JUSAPOL in Barcelona, Spain doused police lines with paint and powder before being violently dispersed. Pro-independence protestors and antifa [...]

Extradition Against Catalan Leader Fails, Calls For Resolution, King Offers To Negotiate

By Catalan News -

On July 19, Spain’s Supreme Court has withdrawn all the European Arrest Warrants against pro-independence leaders abroad, including former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Spanish [...]

More Than 100,000 Call For Freedom Of Political Prisoners In Catalonia

By Guifré Jordan, Catalannews.com -

Between 110,000 and 200,000 people attended a march held in Barcelona on Saturday to demand freedom for the nine pro-independence leaders jailed. The Catalan capital's local police estimated that [...]

Change In Spanish And Catalonia Governments Positive Steps Offering Hope

By Staff, Catalan News -

The article below is a combination of three articles from Catalan News. With the ouster of President Mariano Rajoy of Spain and his replacement by socialist, Pedro Sánchez, as well as the lifting [...]

Hundreds of Thousands Protest for Release of Pro-Independence Prisoners

By ACN, Catalan News -

Six months to the day have passed since the imprisonment of the grassroots pro-independence activists Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez, the last presidential candidate. They were arrested by the [...]

Police, Protesters Clash In Barcelona After Separatist Leader’s Arrest

By Joseph Wilson and Kirsten Grieshaber, AP.org -

BARCELONA, Spain—Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and an ardent separatist, was arrested Sunday by German police on an international warrant as he tried to enter the country [...]

Tens Of Thousands Attend Pro-Independence March In Barcelona

By Staff, Rte.ie -

Thousands of people have marched in Barcelona to demand the formation of a new government in Spain's Catalonia region leading to its independence from Madrid despite formidable legal obstacles. [...]

More Than 5 Million Join Spain’s ‘Feminist Strike’

By Sam Jones, Theguardian.com -

More than 5 million workers have taken part in Spain’s first nationwide “feminist strike”, according to trade unions. The action, held to mark International Women’s Day, is intended to highlight [...]

Catalan Independence Protest Delays Swearing In Of Puidgemont As President

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

The decision to postpone the session to swear in Carles Puigdemont as president did not stop thousands of independence supporters from demonstrating outside the Parliament on Tuesday, with a [...]